Form 8.3 - RPC GROUP


FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(a)   Full name of discloser:   Barclays PLC.
(b) Owner or controller of interest and short
  positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):  
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose RPC GROUP
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 13 June 2016
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES


If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:       ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 3,574,746 1.14% 1,527,320 0.49%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,007,134 0.32% 2,657,541 0.84%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 4,581,880 1.46% 4,184,861 1.33%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors’ and other employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  


Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 17 8.2141 GBP
ORD Purchase 22 8.2163 GBP
ORD Purchase 118 8.2198 GBP
ORD Purchase 298 8.2477 GBP
ORD Purchase 400 8.2600 GBP
ORD Purchase 490 8.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,099 8.2150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,624 8.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,662 8.2244 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,933 8.2300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,985 8.2194 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,986 8.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,041 8.2299 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,111 8.2317 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,311 8.2372 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,881 8.2500 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,919 8.2376 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,418 8.2350 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,572 8.2550 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,744 8.2400 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,979 8.2427 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,723 8.2142 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,794 8.2200 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,028 8.2250 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,269 8.2190 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,783 8.2379 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,440 8.2450 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,577 8.2178 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,596 8.2408 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,917 8.2238 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,050 8.2330 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,013 8.2280 GBP
ORD Purchase 70,159 8.2268 GBP
ORD Sale 234 8.1973 GBP
ORD Sale 400 8.2600 GBP
ORD Sale 490 8.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 766 8.2398 GBP
ORD Sale 1,039 8.2244 GBP
ORD Sale 1,099 8.2150 GBP
ORD Sale 1,624 8.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,739 8.2108 GBP
ORD Sale 1,933 8.2300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,986 8.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,881 8.2500 GBP
ORD Sale 3,418 8.2350 GBP
ORD Sale 3,572 8.2550 GBP
ORD Sale 3,603 8.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 3,744 8.2400 GBP
ORD Sale 5,320 8.2200 GBP
ORD Sale 5,800 8.1893 GBP
ORD Sale 6,014 8.2250 GBP
ORD Sale 6,355 8.2450 GBP
ORD Sale 7,121 8.2268 GBP
ORD Sale 7,240 8.1909 GBP
ORD Sale 8,248 8.2044 GBP
ORD Sale 9,114 8.2310 GBP
ORD Sale 10,521 8.2011 GBP
ORD Sale 13,824 8.2182 GBP
ORD Sale 21,739 8.2442 GBP
ORD Sale 56,737 8.2210 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 1,262 8.2341 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,800 8.2283 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,029 8.2151 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,800 8.1893 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,050 8.2326 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,577 8.2276 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,240 8.1909 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,794 8.2129 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 10,521 8.2011 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,824 8.2181 GBP
ORD CFD Long 56,737 8.2210 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17 8.2135 GBP
ORD CFD Short 22 8.2163 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 118 8.2198 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,900 8.2257 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,041 8.2299 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,139 8.2352 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,723 8.2142 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,269 8.2190 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,422 8.2157 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,795 8.2303 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,596 8.2408 GBP
ORD CFD Short 15,746 8.2459 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 17,917 8.2238 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 52,830 8.2200 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 55,536 8.2384 GBP

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security   Product description e.g. call option   Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.   Number of securities to which option relates   Exercise price per unit   Type

e.g. American, European etc.

  Expiry date   Option money paid/ received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  Exercising/ exercised against   Number of securities   Exercise price per unit

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security   Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

  Details   Price per unit (if applicable)


(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”


(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”


(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 14 Jun 2016
Contact name: Pinar Coktas
Telephone number: 020 7116 1165

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 531738
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160614T115030+0100